Black Dog Bar & Grille

4.7
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358 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
Welcome to The Black Dog Bar & Grille! Come dine in our newly renovated facility. Enjoy great food & VIP service in a relaxed atmosphere. We pride ourselves on amazing food, good drinks & exceptional service.
No matter what you are hungry or thirsty for we have something that will satisfy your craving. We recommend starting with with one of our signature appetizers or bar bites and don’t forget to pair it with one of our tasty well drinks. Follow it with one of our juicy hamburgers, gourmet salads, flavorful steaks or chicken dinners or indulge in something from our 12 hour slow cooked BBQ pit.
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
Food
4.8
Service
4.4
Ambience
4.6
Value
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Server was very courteous and friendly. The scallops were delicious but a bit sandy.

ND
1 review
Dined on 24 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Black Dog has never ceased to amaze me! The staff, timing, food, and cleaniness is always on point. One of our families favorite spots to get together!

G
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The experience was good. Our server Alex was great. The computers should be fixed to automatically comp for the happy hour drinks and apps.
I notified our server and he went back to fix the pricing. He cane back and just the beer was fixed but the pretzels were still at full price.
I paid the bill and told him the pretzels were still full price. He offered to fix it but I told him not to worry about it.

M
1 review
Dined on 15 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Fantastic food and service. Every time I go, I’m never disappointed

DE
New England
6 reviews
Dined on 10 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Loved it we had a great time and food was good

DP
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had a party of 6 - glad I made reservations - we all tried different things from BBQ menu - everything was great. My fav was the Cajun dry rubbed wings - no offense to the "sauced" variety but these were awesome !

LB
New England
4 reviews
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience3

Very loud but food was excellent! Waiter forgot my husband’s drink, we reminded him and he brought it a few minutes later and it was the wrong drink. We did not get charged for it but the waiter made no apologies.

DF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Our party of four was celebrating a birthday. We were originally seated in the large room to the left of the bar. There was a large party of about 14 guests seated at the long table against the wall, making it very difficult for us to communicate with each other. We requested to be moved to a table in the upper area by the windows and were very quickly moved to that area. We were able to enjoy our birthday celebration in a much quieter setting.

CR
1 review
Dined on 25 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful place!!! Great food , great waitress, fast service and EXCELLENT management !! If you have to wait for a table it’s well worth it!

KJ
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service3Ambience5

BEST BIRTHDAY DINNER! AND THE BLACK DOG POINTS WERE AMAZING. THANK YOU

KS
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2019
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience4

Got a cheeseburger. Too much grilled flavor and more than medium.
I really wish you offered more vegetarian options.

b
New England
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Interesting. Good food. Pleasant waitstaff and manager

AB
New England
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Excellent food and service, very happy we made reservations! It was crowded and a little noisy but a fun place to eat!

MP
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was delicious. We took our grandson here for his 20th Birthday. He really liked it.
We did think noise level was a little much. We had a table just past the bar section. I think that is why it was so noisy. When we come next time we will request a table farther away from the bar section.
Can't wait to come back!!

l
New England
5 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We found ourselves in the area and looked on Open Table for a nearby option, and the Black Dog came up. We made a reservation on the Open Table app.

The restaurant was packed with a long waiting list, so very thankful we had made the reservation. They seated us before the reservation time.

Very large place and still packed. Great ambiance, though bordering on a little loud.

As first time guests they recommended their BBQ. I ordered a BBQ meat sampler and my wife ordered a burger. We were not disappointed. The food was excellent. Their house cocktails were really good too.

Service was quick, pleasant and made great recommendations.

Price was on par for a place like this $12-20 for entrees and burgers around $11.

Would highly recommend.

As a side note: easy on/off access to Rte.395

KS
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food great restaurant a bit pricey but for special occasions perfect. Keep doing what you are doing

JT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent as always. I have to remember to avoid the longe area. Very loud in there. On a different occasion and guests perhaps- that would normally be fine.

c
New England
5 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent waiter and great food

OT
New England
45 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience3

Really good barbecue, varied beer menu, lots of options for everyone. Food was really delicious. Pub feel, sort of a hometown look and vibe. Nothing fancy, but awesome value.

JA
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Found this place by mistake a year or so ago. Now we make the trip from Massachusetts. Try the hanging bacon! Great food and outstanding service!

KJ
New England
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

Food was good, service was great, but the restaurant was too cold ... we would have stayed longer for drinks after dinner but it was too cold so we left 🤷‍♀️

OT
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Bar staff were friendly and efficient. We had reservations which are needed on a weekend. Our waitress was fabulous. The food was delicious. It is a bit noisy, but we were still able to have a conversation

e
New England
47 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience2

Food was very good, and service was excellent. But, the noise level was absolutely *unbearable.* We could not hear our friends and had to yell (and so, every other table yelled even more). That's the only reason we will not be going back. The restaurant should fix the ceiling and the walls to make the room more soundproofed. Such a shame!

ER
New England
3 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our food was excellent and our server was perfect! Nice, attentive and got everything right - which was great considering how crowded it was. Love that we can make reservations!

DS
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

Excellent food and service! Just way to loud around the bar area. The seating in this area isn't good because you can't have a conversation with your table because of the bar so close and the bar spill over. While there waiting for there table they're almost sitting down eating with you! It's wonderful you have a great business but this the only complaint I have that should be addressed! Again great service and food though!

C
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Loved the smoked wings and Prime Rib, hope to go back soon, so many things on the menu to try

A
New England
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

It was a birthday gathering and food was tough and somewhat over cooked

GM
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was great as usual and live band was fun to listen to

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always good! Staff is very friendly! 2 meals, 2 alcoholic drinks, you will sped as round $40ish. Use Open Table, the wait on a Friday night is around 35 min. Open table got us in 5 mons after we arived. I aways see the managers on the floor. The manager Tiffany is a very good operator. When finding good service, value for the dollar and a clean fun atmosphere is hard to find these day, you won't need to look any further!

OT
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Great experience, we were in the side dining area and the noise level was through the roof. The food was great, service was great, the only thing I would do would be to add some sort of wall tapestry to help reduce the noise. We were not in the bar area so that may have been fine.

JM
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

First time here will definitely be back! Great food, great atmosphere. Just a fun place. Hope to sit on the patio next time.

JW
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I love that they have expanded the menu to include chicken, steak, and seafood. The food is outstanding and they staff is very friendly.

RB
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Haley was excellent, attentive, happy waitress. Suggestion: Provide moist towelettes for people ordering ribs, which many eat with their fingers.

DK
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I am a regular of the Northeast food scenery. I don’t like coming near my stove on weekends. I therefore know where good food is along the Putnam~ Killingly corridor. Nothing beats Black Dog Bar & Grille especially their rib-eye steaks! I have been there many times before and will be back again and again. Take my word.

FB
New England
31 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Repeat visit. We love the brisket, burnt ends, and kielbasa. Such a treat to enjoy outstanding bbq, it's worth the 2.5 hour drive!

CG
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Service and food were great. We'll definitely be back!

MM
1 review
Dined on 18 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food is amazing!! The service is excellent! Highly recommend!

S
New England
3 reviews
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Good food! Good vibes! Love the ginger libation! Lots of brews on tap ! Bar-b-q always in point

MW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 11 August 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Great food and drinks, and a good beer selection as well. Service was a little slow for our party of 8.

CS
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall2Food1Service2Ambience4

Had chicken it was dry. Had NY srip I could have gotten a better cut a Better Val U. Had Margarita tasted like dish water. Beer was good. Will not go back.